Crowdsourcing Content for Your Blog

While at the conference last week, I heard the term “crowdsourcing content” in just about every other session. 

What is Crowdsourcing?

Crowdsourcing is a new way of creating original content for your blog by leveraging user-generated content.

At wikipedia.com, it is defined as:

“Crowdsourcing is a neologism for the act of taking tasks traditionally performed by an employee or contractor, and outsourcing them to a group (crowd) of people or community in the form of an open call.”

How do you crowdsource content for your blog?

  1. Ask a question in Twitter
  2. Take snapshots of the answers
  3. Add a post in your blog about the question and the responses, and include snapshots of the key responses
  4. Voila! You’ve got a post of fresh, original content.

I haven’t tried it yet, but, it is on my list of to do’s. Keep an eye on this blog for a crowdsourced post.

In the meantime, try it out for yourself and post your results in comments below.

You’ve already used this content creation strategy?  Use comments below to tell us how you feel about the results.

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